15 World’s Amazing Circus Sideshow Performers

Frank Lentini (The Three-Legged Man)

Frank Lentini was born in 1889 in Rosolini in the province of Sirocusa, Sicily. His twin brother who consisted of a leg and a set of genitals was born attached to Frank’s spine. He actually had three legs, four feet, sixteen toes and two sets of functioning male genitals. All of his legs were of different lengths. At the age of eight, Lentini arrived in America and became an instant sensation. He immediately charmed crows with his wit and sense of humor. He had amazing control over his extra leg. He is well known for kicking a soccer ball using his strange limb. His career spanned over forty years and he worked with every major circus and sideshow. He was respected among his peers and he was even called as “The King”.